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Prayer to the Venerable Cross

After saying evening prayers, and before
getting into bed, "Then kiss thy Cross, and make the sign of the Cross [with the Cross]
from the head to the foot of the bed, and likewise from side to side, while saying the Prayer to the Venerable Cross:

Let God arise and let His enemies be
scattered, and let them that hate Him
flee from before His face. As smoke
vanisheth, so let them vanish; as wax
melteth before the fire, so let
the demons perish from the presence
of them that love God and who sign
themselves with the sign of the Cross
and say in gladness: Rejoice most venerable
and life-giving Cross of the Lord,
for Thou drivest away the demons,
by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ
Who was crucified on thee, who went
down to hades and trampled on the power
of the devil, and gave us thee, His
venerable Cross, for the driving away of
every adversary. O most venerable and
life-giving Cross of the Lord, help me
together with the holy Lady Virgin
Theotokos, and with all the saints,
unto the Ages.